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Big D Daily: News for Friday, November 6, 2020

Decision Day is upon us here this weekend as FC Dallas goes for a home game in the playoffs.

MLS: FC Dallas at Nashville SC Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

As wild as this year has been (for so many reasons), we’re at the end of the regular season. Crazy, right? But that is where we’re at as we head into this Sunday’s Decision Day for FC Dallas as they head to Minnesota. A big game that could determine a home game (or two) or none at all.

// FC Dallas //

Three things we learned in FC Dallas’ win over Nashville SC - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas maintain their commanding form as we head into Decision Day.

Chalkboard: FC Dallas finally found the winning formula vs Nashville - Big D Soccer
He didn’t score, but it was actually Ricardo Pepi who made a huge difference in the outcome.

How FC Dallas Can Clinch a Home Playoff Game on Decision Day | FC Dallas
If you need to know the math, it is pretty simple. Win and some other things happen and we could see FCD as high as #2. Lose and some other things happen and we could see FCD as low as #7. Yeah. Crazy. A draw also would keep them in fourth too.

// MLS //

How the Philadelphia Union built a Supporters' Shield-contending team in two years | MLSsoccer.com
It took a while before Philly could figure things out in MLS but now they've got the right combo of front office and sideline experience to do well.

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez feels weight off his shoulders after "pretty bad season" | MLSsoccer.com
He's so gonna leave after this year, isn't he?

Sporting KC player tests positive for COVID-19; all other players and staff negative | MLSsoccer.com
Uh-oh. Sporting Kansas City on Thursday announced that a first team player has been confirmed positive for COVID-19.

MLS makes things even more interesting with points per game | US Soccer Players
The switch to points per game immediately changed the scope of the 2020 MLS season raising old questions about the league's priorities.

Atlanta United, Franco Escobar face contract conundrum – The Athletic
Escobar has proven his worth to the team, but a shift in culture could see the Argentine move on at the end of his contract.

American Henry Wingo getting Europa League run at Molde – The Athletic
Wingo felt like his career wasn't advancing with his hometown Sounders, now he's facing Arsenal in the Europa League.

Recap: Minnesota draws with Chicago in what was a must win game for the Loons - E Pluribus Loonum
It might be worth looking into this one to see what FCD has to deal with on Sunday.